Haiti - Security : The occupants of the former barracks Frescineau, leave the premises peacefully
Following a police operation conducted in the presence of Mayor Rony Jean Eugene, occupants have finally agreed on Monday evening, to leave the former barracks peacefully, without resistance "We did not have the will to fight. The military did not give up, we just withdrawn," declared on a local radio station, after leaving the scene, the Sergeant Pierre Emmanuel Féné, one of the few military present in the midst of a majority of young in fatigues, adding that he will gather his men in another location.
It was simply question to explain to these people, that they occupied this place illegally, said the Mayor regarding the mission of the police intervention.
Tuesday, Michel Brunache, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, in a statement provided an update on the situation of these individuals who still occupy old barracks on Haitian territory, despite repeated requests to disarm and leave the premises they occupy illegally.
"[...] Is the vocabulary that is causing problems. there are young people, who wear camouflage on them, do exercises and all the press calls them military... For me, tThis is the problem [...]
These are young people with camouflage uniform who exercise in camps they occupy illegally, which are in contravention of the law, but the government decided to use the dialogue in negotiations with them. Most of theme are not military, nor former military, they never received military training in their lives. They may be young people who aspire to participate in any military training, but for now, these are not soldiers.
We dialogue with them, because they are Haitian, because the government would not want there to be any problem with Haitians, that is why, for the moment, we favor dialogue. But the dialogue does not mean that we are not determined, it is a dialogue with great determination, the determination to end this anarchic situation within the law.
I am someone who is naturally optimistic, so I think that everyone will eventually listen to reason so that all things returns to normal..."
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